“Beachy Head”


A museum-quality fine art giclée print of this stunning work by Eric Ravilious to display and enjoy in your home.

“Beachy Head”. Eric Ravilious. 1939.

This breathtaking Duille fine art print of ‘Beachy Head’ is by celebrated English artist Eric Ravilious.

Beachy Head dates from 1939 and is one of several landscapes painted in the area which is local to Eastbourne, the artist’s childhood home.

About the work
Beachy Head – the famous chalk headland in East Sussex, England and the nearby Seven Sisters cliff formation are British Landscape icons much-featured in film and literature. The present day South Downs Coastal Path passes close to the headland and the artist likely worked near to this location in composing his view. Central to the composition is the lighthouse which is shown in operation perhaps against a developing storm at sea shown by looming clouds to the right. The powerful beams of light flood the scene and their linearity contrasts with the rolling landscape and undulating road receding into the distance. The intensity of Beachy Head is amplified by the absence of human figures; it’s a stark elemental work. Eric Ravilious’ watercolour technique of muted colour palette and cross hatching shows its origins in his earlier mastery of wood engraving giving his works a beautiful coherence and seeming graphic simplicity. The artist’s skill in reducing the scene to its essentials and immersing the viewer give the work a lasting power. Beachy Head is rightly one of Ravilious’ most enjoyed works.

Special features
A museum / archival quality giclée print on heavyweight Somerset Enhanced Radiant White Velvet 255gsm paper reproducing the original work.

Available unframed in a choice of two sizes
This fine art print can be supplied on an A4 sheet –
Overall size: 210 x 297mm
Size of printed image: 200 x 279mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 5mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 8mm

or an A3 sheet –
Overall size: 297 x 420mm
Size of printed image: 287 x 401mm
Top and bottom white margins to allow for framing: 5mm
Left and right white margins to allow for framing: 9mm

Packed for protection with fast dispatch
Your unframed print will be sent wrapped in acid-free tissue and protectively packed.

All materials are recyclable and come from environmentally responsible sources.

Print size

A3 print, A4 print

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